Category Archives: My Creative Pieces

Watercolour painting – Lesson 3

LESSON 3: Three colour sky Sample 1: I’ve mixed the correct colours up but not really integrated them into the composition well yet. Sample 2: This isn’t too bad and I’ve more white cloud here. Sample 3: Clouds and top … Continue reading

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Monoprinting: Linear Containment – Stage 1 & 2

My theme for this project is ‘Linear Containment’ and my start point is a simple triangle.  These monoprints are being formed in layers using multiple masks. The aim is: to achieve crisp, sharp objects with some overlapping an ordered visual … Continue reading

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Watercolour painting – Lesson 2

LESSON 2: Two colour sky 300gsm Medium Arches watercolour paper: Sample 1: Nice sharp edge to the land area considering I haven’t learned how to do that yet, but not enough variation in blue from upper to lower sections. Sample … Continue reading

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Watercolour painting: Lesson 1

For a while now I’ve been wanting to add colour to some of my prints.  Watercolour seems like a soft colour approach but it’s not something I know anything about.  So I’ve embarked on a beginners watercolour landscape course.  I … Continue reading

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The glory of oranges

I love my orange tree.  It’s the pride of my garden, closely followed by my mandarin and banana trees.  I’m not a great gardener but this tree rewards me every year, and I’ve just harvested kilos and kilos of gorgeous … Continue reading

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Just a few rows each evening

I made a commitment some time ago to make a blanket for someone less fortunate than myself.  My friend, Rita, who is a superb knitter and crocheter, got me started.  I required multiple balls of left-over 8 ply yarn – … Continue reading

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Paper casting

After my debacle with the mixer a few days ago I regrouped, put my brain in gear, and blended some of my pulp into a finer, more smooth paste.  Currently working with banana fibre and cardstock I’m making the components … Continue reading

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